Connected Androids: Google's mobile network plans

Analysis & Insight 23 Apr, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Google's Project Fi will combine an MVNO and WiFi technology to rival existing networks – for people with the right phone.


Digital cinema, and 50 shades of fibre

Analysis & Insight 12 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Wiring up a city for digital cinema is a challenge that would stretch any IT department, but one Berlin has tackled with verve

BT Tower

BT to buy EE: How should CIOs respond?

Analysis & Insight 5 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

BT agrees a £12.5bn deal to buy mobile operator EE, and re-enters the mobile fray

Future road sign

Forget 5G, it's Wi-Fi that continues to grow

Analysis & Insight 13 Nov, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Faster 4G – and the promise of 5G – will help businesses on the move. But Wi-Fi will remain a core service for years to come.

wireless antenna

National roaming: Filling in the UK's mobile coverage gaps

Analysis & Insight 6 Nov, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Plans to let mobile users "roam" on to other networks have met with resistance, but may be part of the solution to "notspots"

Broadband speed

Faster than fast: The roadmap to 400Mpbs mobile data

Analysis & Insight 25 Sep, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

A new version of the LTE cellular standard promises speeds of up to 400Mbps next year. This puts mobile connections ahead of landlines


Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

Analysis & Insight 28 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane


The power of the network in education

Analysis & Insight 28 Jul, 2014 Jane McCallion

A modern communications and networking infrastructure can benefit all involved in teaching and learning, as Jane McCallion discovers...

Education technology

Learning never stops: Harnessing the power of network connectivity in education

Analysis & Insight 25 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Round-the-clock internet activity has revolutionised the way students and teachers approach learning. Caroline Donnelly find out more...

Broadband access: local action will be key to passing the 1bn mark

Analysis & Insight 12 Jun, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Global fixed-line internet connections are growing rapidly, but some communities are still left in "not spots”.


Why Wi-Fi & coffee are more attractive than 4G

Analysis & Insight 22 May, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Tablet users are more likely to turn to Wi-Fi than 4G on the road, research shows. But this could benefit enterprise users

Openness in the Internet of Things

Analysis & Insight 18 Apr, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Just because machines can talk to one another doesn't mean they should, warns Steve Cassidy in his latest column...

The worldwide web at 25: business' window on the world

Analysis & Insight 13 Mar, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

What are businesses making of an invention many CIOs dismissed as a gimmick?

WWW helpers

The web at 25: Where next?

Analysis & Insight 12 Mar, 2014 Simon Brew

As the world wide web celebrates its birthday, Simon takes stock of what's happened so far, and the big tests ahead...


How sunspots affect your network

Analysis & Insight 4 Mar, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy shares his recent travel woes and how such issues are closer to an IT problem than you might first think...


Joining the dots in European broadband

Analysis & Insight 28 Nov, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

The EC has mapped broadband coverage across the continent. Unsurprisingly Scandinavia and the Benelux does well, but so does much of the UK.

Phone wars: Can technology improve the humble conference call?

Analysis & Insight 17 Oct, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

Audio conferencing is an important business tool, but the quality often leaves a lot to be desired.

Locking down the Internet of Things

Analysis & Insight 2 Oct, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Much has been made of the economic benefits of the Internet of Things, but at what cost to our security and privacy?

Rural broadband: no more dial tone

Analysis & Insight 12 Sep, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

BT has switched off its dial-up internet access. But the UK still lacks a proper rural broadband strategy.

File sharing

Citrix ShareFile: grown-up file sharing

Analysis & Insight 9 Sep, 2013 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy takes a look at what ShareFile has to offer.